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Foxton Locks (3/7)

Another shot from about the same place on the way up the ten locks at Foxton, Leicestershire, but this time more head on. Building work on the locks started in 1810 and was finished 4 years later in 1814. In 2008, the locks became part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, a network which seeks to recognise the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe.  

Foxton Locks (3/7)

Another shot from about the same place on the way up the ten locks at Foxton, Leicestershire, but this time more head on. Building work on the locks started in 1810 and was finished 4 years later in 1814. In 2008, the locks became part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, a network which seeks to recognise the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe.  

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Oct 2014, 00:08
This shot demonstrates the function really well, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Tomorrow I'll show just the very top couple of locks.
  • Alan
  • Ouray, Colorado.
  • 1 Oct 2014, 01:36
I've not heard of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. I imagine that there were a group of around 25 MEPS all on a jolly at our expense planning such a route and travelling to each site wink I like the red on the winding gear; unusual to see that.
Brian Walbey: I hadn't heard of ERIH either Alan. I guess the red is something to do with H.& S.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Oct 2014, 04:58
This is an impressive road of locks.... can you imagine being in a hurry....
Wonderful picture.
Brian Walbey: With 10 locks it must take ages to get either up or down Astrid.
The land of locks...and I thought that was the Netherlands, Brian!
Brian Walbey: As you now know we have canals and locks over a lot of the country Ginnie, presumably the locks in Holland are not for going up and down hills though.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2014, 06:20
It is nice to know they are so well kept
Brian Walbey: Extremely well looked after Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2014, 06:20
You are taking us on a virtual walk, Brian
Brian Walbey: I suppose I am Lisl, tomorrow the locks at the very top, Maureen and I needed to get our breath back by then, we are not professional walkers like you and Chris smile
Everything is very well kept.
Brian Walbey: Extremely well looked after Mary.
Great POV Brian! Quite an unusual impressive view.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, tomorrow just the few locks at the very top.
You wouldn't want to have to go up this lot in a boat if you were the one who got lumbered with opening and closing all the gates!
Brian Walbey: Locks is one reason I would never consider hiring a boat out on a river, it can be hard work at somewhere like this I guess.
It must be a relief to get through this lot. Another good shot Brian
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it is Janet, it must be hard work for the person working the gates.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 1 Oct 2014, 16:41
Lots of locks and activity Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are very busy at the height of summer I believe.
That's quite a climb!
Brian Walbey: One we took at a steady pace Tom, it's better going down smile
a pleasing repetition of shape here Brian
Brian Walbey: Just right for we camera people aren't they.

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